NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 750 Ti was released in February this year. Using the first GPU based on the NVIDIA "Maxwell" architecture, its GM107 graphics processors utilize the 28 nanometer process. It is also the most power-efficient GPU to date, which has turned GM107-based products into the optimum choice for compact, low-power media PCs. With its 640 shaders, the GTX 750 Ti is fine for entry level gaming, but certainly not for maximum details play at 1080p.
Palit's brand-new GeForce GTX 750 Ti KalmX is the first and only NVIDIA GTX 750 Ti on the market with a passive cooling solution. This also makes it the fastest passive graphics card with an NVIDIA graphics processor as the next-fastest passive NVIDIA card is the aging GeForce GT 640.
Being passively cooled makes it a great choice for a quiet office system or a media PC. Running NVIDA's default clocks, Palit has not overclocked their card out of the box. With 2 GB of memory, the card is also using the GTX 750 Ti's bigger memory configuration, with 1 GB as the other option.
Pricing of the card is not cheap as it currently retails for €130. The cheapest GTX 750 Ti 2 GB can be had for €105. Since Palit's card is not available in the United States, we estimated its USD price to be $180 for all comparisons in this review.
GeForce GTX 750 Ti Market Segment Analysis
| ||GeForce |
GTX 650 Ti
650 Ti Boost
GTX 750 Ti
|Palit GTX |
750 Ti KalmX
|Memory Size||1024 MB||1024 MB||2048 MB||1024 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB||2048 MB|
|Memory Bus Width||128 bit||128 bit||256 bit||128 bit||128 bit||192 bit||128 bit||128 bit||256 bit||192 bit||256 bit||256 bit||256 bit|
|Core Clock||925 MHz||1000 MHz||860 MHz||1020 MHz+||1100 MHz||980 MHz+||1020 MHz+||1020 MHz+||925 MHz||980 MHz+||1000 MHz||1050 MHz||980 MHz+|
|Memory Clock||1350 MHz||1500 MHz||1200 MHz||1250 MHz||1625 MHz||1502 MHz||1350 MHz||1350 MHz||1400 MHz||1502 MHz||1200 MHz||1400 MHz||1502 MHz|
You will receive:
- Graphics card
- Driver CD + documentation
Palit's card is dominated by the large fan-less heatsink. Please note how the heatsink extends above the board's top edge, which might make fitting the card into smaller cases difficult. Dimensions of the card are 18.5 cm x 14.1 cm.
Installation requires two slots in your system.
Display connectivity options include two DVI ports and one mini-HDMI port. You may use all outputs at the same time, so triple-monitor-surround gaming is possible with one card.
The GPU also includes an HDMI sound device. It is HDMI 1.4a compatible, which includes HD audio and Blu-ray 3D movies support.
The GeForce GTX 750 Ti does not support SLI.
Pictured above are the front and back, showing the disassembled board. High-res versions are also available (front